Walt Crimm Associates works with cultural institutions and the architects and consultants serving them, providing expertise to ensure sustainable outcomes aligned with their vision, budgetary realities and community expectations.

Philosophy – Early alignment of your leadership’s vision and your promises to your community and donors to what is achievable within your institutional capacity provides the foundation to proceed with development of a building project.

Process – Analyze and link programmatic goals and link it to a realistic physical solution with participation of select leadership.

Outcomes– Proper definition of the project scope, how you will get there, what outcomes you should expect, and what it will cost.

Philosophy – Understanding your existing building may be as important as understanding what you want to do existing conditions may temper or change outcomes.

Process – Whether historic or a beloved icon, mappings of various building metrics will provide a new understanding of the building and its capacity to change and evolve with you.

Outcomes – Clear understanding of your current facility, the opportunities it provides and its ability to meet new programmatic

Philosophy – An overarching vision provides clarity in how each part of a project will contribute to a more integrated solution and the fiscal and staff resources needed to achieve it.

Process – Work with stakeholders to understand their space needs, develop alternative building organization solutions, and develop consensus on .

Outcomes – Clear roadmap of phased projects to guide budgeting, internal planning,

Philosophy – Early definition of the criteria of every space will get scope and budget right, eliminate scope creep and reduce staff fatigue.

Process – Develop detailed space by space room definition requirements collection based on museum criteria, staff recommendations and peer institution successes.

Outcomes – Clear scope definition to reduce creep and ensure final space has ability to perform.

Philosophy – Resources to guide your project, inform the design team on criteria for each space and ensure intent is ‘in the drawings’.

Process – Communicate with and de-mystify process forleadershi. Interface with the design team and provide ongoing review of drawings,

Outcomes – Alignment of outcomes with functional and aesthetic goals.

Philosophy – Ongoing feedback will keep the process on track, interpret drawings for staff and leadership and build confidence in the design.

Process – End of design phase review of design drawings with written/sketch recommendations and suggestions to improve them.

Outcomes – Deciphering technical documentation into ‘museum terms’ and examining space for achieving desired goals.